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Poster: WillCo Date: Aug 15, 2011 6:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing GD and Phish (Without Shooting Phish in a Barrel)?

I agree. I loved "progressive rock" back in the early 70s, especially such bands as King Crimson, Gong, Spirit, Pink Floyd, Can, Gentle Giant, ELP, Soft Machine to name a few. Some of the personalities became a bit irritating over time, but the music still shines (try King Crimson's "Red" or "Lark's Tongues In Aspic"; if you haven't heard them you're in for a treat).

For me Phish keep the prog fires burning. A good thing. The link posted by He Live's elsewhere in this thread is a pretty good example of recent Phish; the live set "A Live One" is a good selection from earlier shows.

I really see no point in comparing them to Grateful Dead.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 15, 2011 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing GD and Phish (Without Shooting Phish in a Barrel)?

"I really see no point in comparing them to Grateful Dead."

COMPLETELY AGREE.


Now I'm going to do to dance to Gehry's Bilbao building...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 15, 2011 6:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Comparing GD and Phish (Without Shooting Phish in a Barrel)?

Yeah, well, shoulda probably used a different header. (Maybe I just wanted to use the phrase Shooting Phish in a Barrel, ha ha bad pun.) The comparison I meant, though, was a focus on the distinctions without so much getting at better/worse. The different musical universes they occupy. And, well, it's a GD-knowledgeable forum, so why not?

Btw, saying "prog rock" is actually a really good "comparison" ... cuz it differentiates :-)

Maybe it should have been Compare and Contrast. And of course that's a standard college thing ... you might get "compare and contrast Pop Art and Minimalism," and you sure couldn't get two more different-seeming things.

So, next seemingly dumb and irrelevant thread title: Compare and Contrast Pigpen and Mickey. :-)